BioTube™ Applicator

The BioTube™ Applicator tube to hose barb assembly machine allows effortless insertion of connectors into a wide variety of tubing, including silicone and thermoplastic elastomers.

Union of the tube and connectors is completed without damage to the internal bore of the tube, and importantly, without lubrication such as IPA. Providing a repeatable process, this aids cGMP compliance and validation procedures. The presence of IPA in the fluid path is a growing concern in bioprocessing, so avoiding its use simplifies validation.

Technical sheet BioTube™ Applicator


Typical applications

  • Biopharmaceutical production
  • Purification
  • Filtration

Features and benefits

  • Increase quality and productivity:
    Automating your tube to hose barb assembly provides repeatability not available with manual processes, thus increasing quality and reducing the risk of junction failures, especially in higher pressure downstream bioprocessing. Automation can also boost productivity and streamline your workflow.
  • Improve safety:
    Advanced features that can replicate a manual assembly process ensure that even the most complex application can be transferred to the The BioTube™ Applicator. Improving safety in the assembly process, the The BioTube™ Applicator removes risk of operator error and health risks associated with RSI.
  • Add flexibility:
    Utilising different combinations of change parts, a wide range of applications can be achieved. The change parts can be interchanged within 30 seconds and do not require tooling. By utilising change parts we guarantee a repeatable process to ensure every connection is the same as the last. This not only improves production efficacy, but provides a base for validation and aids compliance to cGMP.